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to be with you, ezra. >> this is the reid/mcconnell deal and not just the mcdonnell deal, and billed by republicans and democrats alike, so what do the democrats see in it? >> i think that about the only thing that anyone can see in it that is positive is averting the catastrophe that would come to the country if we did not extend the debt ceiling and if we fail to meet the obligations and fail to pay our bills, interest rates would spike, and markets would crash, and the economy would flounder. we would be in a very serious situation going forward. so, about the only good thing that it does is to avert that kind of catastrophe. >> but then, what is -- and i agree with you completely on the size and the seriously of the catastrophe of not raising the debt ceiling, but as we look forward to the negotiations of the potential 10-man or 12-man committee that is going to end up deciding the next bargain, aren't they worried that the republicans will pocket the spending cuts and hold the line or taxes again and so that the ultimate deal is not three to one spending cuts that the obama admi
is neil irwin, my colleague from the washington post. good to see you. >> hi, ezra. >> i don't want you to be constrained by what congress can and cannot do, but what can we do. >> well, as the president alluded to, there is a lot of infrastructure work that needs to be done, with bridges and roads and rail lines that are showing the age, and you can imagine the big plan to spend the money for the upgrade of the infrastructure and something of long lasting benefits to be done over several years and not one-off stimulus, but takes place over five or ten years and you could spend a half a trillion or trillion dollars and if you did, that you might want to think about simultaneously fiscal restraint on the health care cost are the long-term deficit problems and make sure that the interest rates don't rise and offset the rises, but there is a real opportunity to put construction workers to work, and make the infrastructure stronger. >> when we talk about jobs, we tend to talk about congress a lot, but you report on the federal reserve, and it is the power over the economy that people often
that happened here, ezra, too, as you mentioned the family dynamic. and very clearly james murdoch took control of the questioning early on. at times jumping in for his father, and at times actually taking questions when rupert murdoch turned to him and asked him what the answer was. ezra. >> stephanie gosk reporting from london. our thanks. >>> what makes murdoch and more importantly his empire vulnerable is an embarrassment. it is not forgetfulness or high velocity pastry, but it is money. murdoch is a genius businessman and that can't be denied, but he is also a man of deep passions and ideological commitments and long-held grudges and the market knows it. a recent bloomberg story led with a question that seems like it should be simple, what is news corpore really worth? they said at least 50% more without rupert murdoch. and the way they get it is from estimates of barclay's, and they say that it is worth much more than it trades for on the market, so there is a generic murdoch discount which encompasses that he will make decisions that are not consistent with the other shareholder interest
through closing of tax expenditures, and one more point on this, ezra, be aware anyone who is paying attention to the debate, revenue neutral. if you tried to take back those extra revenues that you get from the closing loopholes through the lower tax rates and take it all back, there is no deficit reduction and you don't help the deal at all, and that means much too much cutting on the deficit side. >> nobody likes taxes and spending cuts, because they are contraction their, contractionary and we are still dealing with the deficit, so why is that so crucial? >> because if you want to get to a sustainable fiscal path exclusively on the spending side, you have to cut so deeply into programs that protect retirees and programs that provide health coverage for the vulnerable, and you will be looking at a government that is a deeply gutted in areas of helping vulnerable people, and training and infrastructure and it is a great question, ezra, because we get into the discussion of revenue should be there because we want fairness and balance and that is part of it, but that is largely becau
. we'll get the latest in tonight's fast-moving developments with msnbc's ezra klein and "time's" jay newton-small. and, the very first banning of a member of congress from this program. you might want to stick around for that. so i took my heartburn pill and some antacids. we're having mexican tonight, so another pill then? unless we eat later, then pill later? if i get a snack now, pill now? skip the snack, pill later... late dinner, pill now? aghh i've got heartburn in my head. [ male announcer ] stop the madness of treating frequent heartburn. it's simple with prilosec otc. one pill a day. twenty-four hours. zero heartburn. no heartburn in the first place. great. ♪ i like your messy hair ♪ i like the clothes you wear ♪ i like the way you sing ♪ and when you dance with me ♪ you always make me smile [ male announcer ] we believe you're at your best when you can relax and be yourself. and at thousands of newly refreshed holiday inn express hotels, you always can. holiday inn express. stay you. and now stay rewarded with vacation pay. stay two weekend nights and get a $75 pr
want to do. ezra klein will explain. >>> and the senate's straight talking john mccain becomes double talking john mccain as soon as he goes on fox news. that's in the rewrite. >>> we're continuing our breaking news coverage of tonight's events on capitol hill. i'm joined now by democratic senator chuck schumer of new york. thank you very much for joining me tonight, senator. >> good morning, lawrence. good evening. feels like morning. >> i know what those hours are like down there. earlier today you said publicly you had the feeling that john boehner had the votes. you worked in the house of representatives, you're experienced about how the votes get put together. this is extraordinary having to delay a vote. usually as you know, speaker has it lined up well in advance. what do you think is going on over there? >> well, obviously the hard right people in his caucus are resisting. i hear amazingly enough one of the things they don't like is the boehner bill allows pell grants to go forward, helping kids go to college. if most americans knew exactly what was going on in that republican
is washington post columnist ezra klein who is also an msnbc contributor, and ezra, thank you for your time, and let's look at the big picture here, because this big number here, you can use the words disappointing and abysmal, and unsettling, and that is not good news for the obama administration, and what do you say? >> i use stronger words than that terrible. it is larger than the obama administration, because we see that the economy is not recovering. since march, we have added 540,000 people, and that is not a slow recovery, but the opposite of recovery, backsliding. meanwhile, washington is caught in the same narrow arguments, and john boehner says debt and spending. no, we need to focus now on jobs and we need to make that priority number one and not endlessly arguing over the debt ceiling for no reason in the short term anyway. >> and we heard the president say that the uncertainty for the debt limit here in the u.s. to be raised has had an impact, and is that factual? >> no, i don't believe it is. i think that the speaker and the president are using the numbers to fight the short-t
barnicle. he is back. hello. god. columnist for "the washington post" and news week contributor ezra klein. sorry you are next to him. keep your hands to yourself. john heilman, good to have you back. so, we are talking act -- did you see the twitter town hall? how did it go? >> it was tweety. >> did they have 140 people in the room? >> that's what i heard. visually, it was hilarious. obama would be in a chair and two people looking at their phones. >> i think it's a good idea. >> i saw one interesting thing. there was an analysis of the tweets. compared to the questions asked, they are much less process focused. they want to know about education and the economy. not what do you think about what they said to cantor when there was an ad. >> how were the tweets chosen? at random? >> no, there were screeners looking, there were eight of them. >> hello, willie. i know there was one from speaker boehner. >> he sent like nine. all the same one, nine in a row. >> in a few hours president obama is expected to meet with house and senate leaders at the white house to hash out o deal to raise the deb
-- the republicans say they want deficit reduction. what they really mean is government reduction. ezra klein joins me. >>> and an epic battle between tea partiers and hobbits is raging. inside the mind of one u.s. senator, john mccain. "the rewrite" is next. >>> coming up -- hey, wait a minute. we're done with that. can we -- brian, can you get that thing off the screen? because this script here what we're going to do has nothing to do with any raging boehners. that's not -- we're -- can you -- has the murdoch gang hacked our monitor thing and they control it? all right. i'm just going to do what we have here, which has nothing to do with that. "new york post" headline. our favorite one of today. >>> the epic battle of john mccain versus sean hannity. that's in "the rewrite." it has nothing to do with that headline. and republican deficit proposals aren't really aimed at the deficit. they ever aimed at something much bigger. they don't want to end medicare as we know it, they want to end government as we know it. it's a little bit closer to that thing. ok. ezra klein is going to join me. o positiv
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narrow gotcha political agenda. >> thank you very much for coming on at this time. ezra klein is also an msnbc analyst. >> you know, it's interesting, i was talking about the old days. i've never seen either political party play terrorist, the debt ceiling has always been sacrosaint. party leaders, people who recognize leadership and responsibility get the job done. here he is the, the debt ceiling was raised seven times during the bush years starting in june 2002. raised every year except for 2005. in 2008 it was increased twice. ezra, the republican party today is not the republican party of even a couple years ago. it seems it's overrun by people who are abolitionists, willing to abolish government and willing to bring it down if they have to, and they don't give a darn, or damn about the consequences. >> it's definitely a different republican party. the thing that keeps coming to my mind is they really haven't thought it through. the federal government pays 80 million checks in a month. we go through the debt ceiling, and according to the bipartisan policy center, 45% of our oblig
it down with luke ru russert and washington post's ezra cline. stick around for that. >>> a dramatic burst of violence in new mexico has left 24 people dead in 24 hours. some kind by machine gun bullets and others blindfolded and shot execution style. >> to put it in context, this is immensely more violent than the ongoing violence in afghanistan. this is a struggle for the rule of law. >> telemundo is live in mexico city. this is still a violence that is shocking by recent standards. what is the reaction in mexico? >> richard, people in mexico is worried by this violence. in monterrey, a group of gunmen entered the bar on friday and killed 20 people. everybody could have been inside the bar and imagine having a good time and suddenly a group of men entered and kill 20 people in the place. people are worried and -- because they've been listening to it for more than five years now. in mexico city on friday, 11 bodies were found piled in the outside of the city and ten more pooem found and others close to the border found on the streets. yeah, this is shocking news. and in one of the statist
. >> joining me now, "the washington post" columnist and contributor, ezra klein. thank you for joining me tonight, ezra. >> good evening. >> this report gives lie to this crazy republican notion that has been going around, michele bachmann and the others saying they would be fine, they just wouldn't pay the stuff we don't need, they could pay the social security, the military, be able to pay for the interest on the debt, the bonds, all that stuff, be able to pay for everything that matters. this is a completely untenable position with this study. >> the danger of the debt ceiling is not theory. it's arithmetic. you mentioned it earlier. it's $134 billion. that is 10% of the august gdp for that month. if you do that for any period of time, you cut out 10% of america's gdp for that month. if you do that over any period of time, if it's an instant recession, you shave off 10% of the nation's economy. that doesn't even get into the uncertainty, the fact that every other or almost every other debt instrument, credit cards, mortgages, corporate debt, would jump up because they are all based on
, get the [ bleep ] out. >> aaa ratings to all of the comics. next ezra klein helps us to do the math on boehner's new debt ceiling plan. ♪ you have got to carry a zero ♪ so benny, i'm proud of you. welcome to the 21st century. thank you very much. you're on e-trade. huntin' down stocks, bonds, etfs. oh i love etfs. look at you. why don't you show me your portfolio? i'd love to... i already logged out. oh no, it's easy, actually, to get back... see where it says history? there's a history? yeah, it'll take you right back to the site you were just on. well the last site... [ british vo ] and now, cycle complete. the male wildebeest returns to propagate the herd. [ animal grunts ] can you forward me this link? [ male announcer ] e-trade. investing unleashed. >>> the gop's fierce battle over the debt ceiling negotiations has turned the spotlight on majority leader eric cantor who is the voice of the house's conservative wing while speaker boehner has come to represent the old guard, so who is really running the show? our next guest has delved into the subject in a recent article in t
with congressman adam schiff and ezra klein coming up in a few minutes. >>> now we move to britain's prime minister david cameron. he has called for an emergency session of parliament to brief lawmakers into the expanding investigation into the news corporation's phone hacking scandal. overnight rebekah brooks was released from jail after being arrested. london's top cop has stepped down as well, feeling the heat over scotland yard's handling of the investigation. his assistant also resigned. stephanie gosk is following the latest developments from london for us. >> reporter: richard, in the last 24 hours, there have been two high-level resignations from scotland yard and colluding the police chief himself, sir paul stevenson, he has resigned because he hired in 2009 a former editor of "news of the world." his deputy, john yates, has resigned after he was informed that he would be suspended while an investigation into scotland yard's investigation of the scandal was being conducted. john yates is being criticized for in 2009 not continuing to pursue an investigation into the phone hacking. all of t
in policy analyst and washington post columnist ezra cline and jay newton small for time magazine. good morning to both of you. >> we're seeing john boehner drawing up a house plan. harry reid a senate plan. where is the president in all this now? >> the president is now waiting to see some actual plans. obviously, white house negotiations broke down, and one thing that's crucial to see here is that part of the reason white house negotiations broke down, part of the reason republicans walked is they realize that if barack obama cut a dew deal that would help him in 2012, and that's a concession from republicans' point of view. they don't want to offer up. one of the things we're testing in washington right now is whether or not a deal is easier to cut if the president is out of it because it takes some of the presidential politics out of the equation. >> it did seem like this was close to being if i said out at the end of last week, and over the weekend it all fell apart. why are we here at this late stage in the game? >> well, the president and speaker boehner were actually very close
ezra klein. ezra, thank you for joining me. i have the pledge here. and just to clarify for people, it says that, you know, i pledge to the taxpayers, blah, blah, blah, that i would oppose any efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates. if congress sits there and does absolutely nothing, as we've described here before, in current law, the rates will automatically go up. and what norquist is saying certainly if some bill were to come to the floor to prevent those rates from going up, he would expect you to vote for it. but technically, if you do absolutely nothing, you're still living within the pledge. >> i find this whole story to be absolutely hilarious, actually. the pledge isn't a spell that if you can trick it or some sort of fantasy character guarding a gateway that if you can trick it dissolves and no republicans are bound by it. the pledge is a manifestation of the fact that republicans oppose tax increases. if you find a way to increase taxes such as that the pledge does not technically cover it, that does not mean that republicans will support your tax increases. i
is ezra klein, columnist for "the washington post" and bloomberg and also an msnbc policy analyst. hi, ezra, it's nice to see you. >> good evening, good to be here. >> thanks, listen, so i've been watching you, you know, writing recently about boehner one, boehner two, we could talk about, you know, obama circa june, obama circa july. it's really a three-ring circus in washington that we're all looking at, but tell me, is there something that we should be focusing on about the effect of this default on the average american? has that been overlooked? >> it has been, look, if only this were merely a three-ring circus. turns out to have many more rings than that. the problem with the default argument, what you hear from the republicans, this is the central factor driving the debate, there are a lot of republicans in the house of representatives okay going past august 2, 8, 10, or wherever they need to go to get a balanced budget amendment. if you go there, though, we don't just get a downgrade, downgrade would be bad enough, we'd get one if we passed the boehner plan. if we went into pri
arrows across the board. we will talk with ezra kline next. to the rescue next. witlisterine plus restoring rinse. it's the only listerine® that gets teeth two shades whiter and makes tooth enamel two times stronger. get dual-action listerine® whitening rinse. building whiter, stronger teeth. get dual-action listerine® whitening rinse. naturals from delicious, real ingredients with no artificial flavors or preservatives. naturals from purina cat chow. share a better life. >>> welcome back. i'm thomas roberts. fast moving developments on capitol hill. the democrats are making it clear that the republican deal is a non-starting to compromise. >> they ought to scrap the boehner plan. it is not getting any democratic votes in the house. they are having trouble getting republican votes in the house. it is dead on arrival in the senate. the boehner model is not going anywhere. this idea that speaker boehner has to please the 80 most right wing people in his house caucus before he does anything is a formula for paralysis and failure. >> we have california senator barbara boxer joining
plus d for the efficient absorption my body needs. citracal. >>> i'm ezra klein in for martin bashir, and the debt deal that might have happened, but the deficit and the one that won't happen even though the republicans want it to. and the deal that should happen and that might actually make a difference. plus, why elizabeth warren's snub may be a curse for the gop in 2012. >>> so, there is a question out there, will betty white be the next celebrity to be going to the nice ball on the arm of a marine? j-lo and mark anthony over. >>> and a record-breaking weekend for harry potter and fans. let's get the scoop from today's.com pop culture courtney hazlett and i love this betty white story. i feel that we were doing too many last year. >> and we have talked about this, we are over betty white, but not in the case, because she is the latest in the string of celebrities to be asked to a marine corps ball, and take a look at her invitation. >> i would like to take betty white. she's just funny. she's sweet. she's mature. she's the all-around perfect woman. i really think that we would hav
as possible, but not with borrowed money. >> joining me now, ezra klein. thank you for joining me tonight. >> good evening. >> i want to thank you for pointing out to us that study that is speaker boehner's website, or was on his website at the beginning of this program and perhaps soon will be scrubbed from his website, indicating a study by conservative economists indicating that a very successful formula for deficit reduction is 85% spending cuts, and 15% tax revenue increases. that study i believe was done on foreign examples. it's not a model surveying all of the recent versions of deficit reduction that we've done here in the united states, is it? >> right. it is not at all. so i got pointed to that study by my consult at the roosevelt institute. it was considered by most people to be an extreme study. it misinterpreted a lot of the examples used. a lot of folks had done so by doing it in the late 1990s when you could export a lot, there were other ways to recover. but even so, that was considered a fairly extreme result they got. and yet that extreme result got put on the table by
joint damage with humira. >>> i'm ezra kline in for martin bashir and coming up maxing out the national credit card, and for the president the clock is ticking and when will we see a deal? >>> all right. everyone, so models rejoice. new clips of the final "harry potter" have hit the web. and canceled day soaps may find a new life online, and also the backup cast from "glee" and we get the scoop from courtney hazlett. starting out with harry potter. >> yes, the "harry potter and the deadly hallows, part two." and now muggles have is been waiting outside in insane lines to catch a glimpse of the harry potter stars as they walk into the london premier. some have been waiting for 72 hours, and loyal, but not surprising for anyone who understands the harry potter fans. there is nine new clips of the deadly hallows online ahead of the u.s. opening on july 15th, and we have one of them, take a look. >> over there. >> it is the curse, and everything that you touch will multiply. >> give me the sword. >> as much as i am looking for the last installment of harry potter, i don't want it to be over
the tea party and the latest deal talks and ezra kline of the "washington post" says mcconnell and his pals have just about won the war. >>> welcome back to "the ed show." we're still waiting as the house prepares for a vote tomorrow and the republicans cut, cap and balance plan. now the country has lost out on hundreds of billions in revenue since the great recession in 2007. what other factors led our debt to increase to 9 trillion over the past ten years are pretty basic. well, bush led us into war, and look what happened. that, of course, is just the start of it all. he expended medicare without paying for it. he also helped to broker the bank bailout to help jump start the economy. after that mess president obama signed an $800 billion stimulus. the biggest culprit is the bush tax cuts costing this country $1.6 trillion. we were told these cuts were essential to creating jobs, but during bush's eight years in office there were 3 million jobs created. let's bring in ezra kline. you can catch him tomorrow filling in for martin bashir on msnbc. ezra, first to you. you write that the
box," the great writer andrew ross sorgen who wrote "too big to fail" and ezra who was brilliant today. take a look. do you want to lead me through think, andrew, about the breakout? start it off, steve rattner helped put together the following charts which show just how much less as a percentage of income the richest americans are paying now as compared to, say, 15 years ago. according to the irs, the 400 wealthiest americans were paying taxes as a rate of 18% under president bush in 2008. back in 1993 under clinton, those individuals paid rates at about 29.4%. that's a drop of 10% points in 15 years. well what do we make of this now, how they're bet are off? look at that, seems to me 18% is now about what poor people pay at a much lower percent than middle class people. andrew? >> what happened, the rate has clearly don down in large part actually a function of investment accounts. think of the top 400 individuals in the country and where they're make thirg money, a lot of it is investment. not paying the higher 35%, obama would like closer to 40% or in the 39% range. that's why you
come together in a rare bipartisan effort to actually do what's right for the country? ezra klein is columnist for the "washington post." you've been watching this twitter conference, this news briefing that we've been watching, all the questions coming to the president, and you noticed one question you were watching. >> a fascinating one from nick kristof at the "new york times," and he laid out basically an alternative reality which is what if the debt ceiling had been raised in the tax deal. people were arguing the president should have done that. the tax dealincreased the deficit by $850 billion. it was a moment in which the administration had real leverage on the republicans. the republicans may not want to raise the debt ceiling, but they did want to cut and raise the bush cuts. we couldn't have a tax increase at that point in the economy, and we got extra stimulus, but today it looks like we'll have a very, very dramatic contractionary spending cuts for not making the deal back then. a little bit of a hard one to go back and justify to see what they are likely to get out of
. it is depressing. term limits. get them out of there. >> still ahead, we bring in ezra klein. also, home run derby last night at fenway park plus jeter watch at yankee stadium. sports is next. ♪ ♪ hey, dad, you think i could drive? i'll tell you what -- when we stop to fill it up. ♪ ♪ [ son ] you realize, it's gotta run out sometime. [ male announcer ] jetta tdi clean diesel. the turbo that gets 42 miles per gallon. ♪ it's schwab at your fingertips wherever, whenever you want. one log in lets you monitor all of your balances and transfer between accounts, so your money can move as fast as you do. check out your portfolio, track the market with live updates. and execute trades anywhere and anytime the inspiration hits you. even deposit checks right from your phone. just take a picture, hit deposit and you're done. open an account today and put schwab mobile to work for you. years ago, my mother taught me. and over the years, i've taught my family. we've created so much here together. so when my doctor said that over those years my high cholesterol was contributing to plaque buildup in my
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